The Tell-tale Heart

The Tell-tale Heart

Book - 2014
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Patrick, a 50-year-old professor of American Studies, drinker and womaniser, has been given six months to live. In a rural part of Cambridgeshire, a teenager dies in a motorcycle accident. When his heart is transplanted into Patrick's chest, the lives of two strangers are forever conjoined. Patrick makes a good recovery from surgery, but has the strange feeling that his old life 'won't have him'. He discovers that his donor's name was Drew Beamish, a local boy who had been expelled from school following a scandal, and becomes intensely curious, not only about Drew but what shaped him: his family and culture, the ancestor who took part in the famous Littleport riots of 1816, and the bleak yet beautiful landscape of the Fens.
Publisher: London : Sceptre, 2014.
ISBN: 9781444731064
Branch Call Number: DAWSO
Characteristics: 244 pages ; 23 cm

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Aug 25, 2016

In this novel, Dawson links a middle-aged academic who receives a heart transplant to the family of the boy who gave his heart and how he was changed. The Fens are also a character in this story. Good.

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